Kana Kurashina is cast for the lead role in upcoming movie “Ai Ai Gasa.” Also cast in major supporting character roles are Hayato Ichihara, Danshun Tatekawa, Tomoyo Harada and Anna Iriyama (‘AKB48’). The film follows Satsuki Takashima (Kana Kurashina) as she attempts to reconnect with her father (Danshun Tatekawa) who went missing 25 years ago. She finds him in a small village, living with a new family. Movie is based on the stage play“Ai Ai Gasa” which was written and directed by Takayuki Takuma. Takayuki Takuma also writes and directs the upcoming film.
“Ai Ai Gasa” will be released October, 2018 in Japan.
Haruma Miura, Lily Franky, Hirofumi Arai and Yuma Yamoto are cast in supporting roles for movie “Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai.” The film is a remake of 2011 South Korean film “Sunny.” For the film, Haruma Miura will play Wataru Fujii. He is a university student and the first love of Nami. Lily Franky will play Private Detective Nakagawa. Nami in the present day hires Private Detective Nakagawa to find the members of the Sunny club.
“Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai” will be released August 31, 2018 in Japan.
10 supporting cast members has been announced for upcoming movie “Punk Samurai Slash Down” starring Gou Ayano. Now cast in supporting roles are Keiko Kitagawa, Masahiro Higashide, Shota Sometani, Tadanobu Asano, Jun Murakami, Ryuya Wakaba, Koen Kondo, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Jun Kunimura and Etsushi Toyokawa. The most unsurprising of those announced supporting actors would be Tadanobu Asano as he as previously appeared in numerous Gakuryu Ishii directed films like “Electric Dragon 80000V” and “Dead End Run.” Besides Gakuryu Ishii directing the film, Kankura Kudo writes the screenplay and the movie is based on 2004 novel “Panku Zamurai Kirarete Soro” by Ko Machida. The character cuts above is of the just announced cast members in character, but the top right is of Monkey Mask. The person who will play him has not yet been revealed.
“Punk Samurai Slash Down” will be released June 30, 2018 in Japan.
Main trailer added for movie “Love × Doc” starring Yo Yoshida, Shuhei Nomura, Hiroshi Tamaki and Kotaro Yoshida. The film follows a 40 year old pastry chef (Yo Yoshida) and her relationship with a much younger pastry chef (Shuhei Nomura) who likes her. This brings back memories of her disaster when she dated a store owner (Kotaro Yoshida) and a personal trainer (Hiroshi Tamaki). The film is based on an original screenplay by Osamu Suzuki and also directed by him.
“Love × Doc” will be released May 11, 2018 in Japan.
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Issei Takahashi & Haruna Kawaguchi cast in movie “Kugatsu no Koi to Deau Made.” The film is based on novel “Kugatsu no Koi to Deau Made” by Yumi Matsuo and directed by Toru Yamamoto. The story features a summer romance, but with a sci-fi twist.
“Kugatsu no Koi to Deau Made” will be released sometime in 2019 in Japan via Warner Bros.
Taiki Sato (‘EXILE’ & ‘FANTASTICS’), Rina Kawaei, Yua Shinkawa and Riko Fukumoto are cast in supporting roles for upcoming live-action film “Sensei Kunshu.” Ryoma Takeuchi and Minami Hamabe play lead characters in the film, which were announced previously. For the supporting characters:
Taiki Sato plays Kotake Sawada. He is the childhood friend of Ayuha Samaru (Minami Hamabe) and he likes her secretly.
Rina Kawaei plays Aoi Nakamura. She is friends with Ayuha Samaru and she is an otaku.
Yua Shinkawa plays Aika Saimon. She is childhood friends with Yoshitaka Hiromitsu (Ryoma Takeuchi) and she is pianist.
Riko Fukumoto plays Kaho.
In addition, “Sensei Kunshu” is now scheduled to be released August 1, 2018 in Japan. “Sensei Kunshu” is based on manga “Sensei Kunshu” by Momoko Koda.
Ryoko Shinohara and Kyoko Yoshine are cast as mother and daughter in movie “Kyo mo Iyagarase Bento.” The movie is based on an essay “Kyo mo Iyagarase Bento” by blogger Ttkk. Movie will be directed by Renpei Tsukamoto. In the film, Ryoko Shinohara and Kyoko Yoshine play mother and daughter. Their relationship isn’t so good with the daughter going through a rebellious phase. The mother tries to communicate with her daughter by creating messages in her daughter’s bento meals.
Filming for “Kyo mo Iyagarase Bento” begins at the end of this month on Hachijo Island, Japan.
Teaser trailer for movie “Zenigata” starring Ryohei Otani and Katsuya Kobayashi. The film is set at small restaurant/bar “Zenigata.” Its run by Tomio (Ryohei Otani) and his younger brother Shizuka (Katsuya Kobayashi). At midnight, “Zenigata” turns from a bar into a money lender operation.
“Zenigata” will be released May 26, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for live-action film “Blue Summer” (literal title) starring Wakana Aoi and Hayato Sano. Movie is based on manga “Ao-Natsu” by Atsuko Nanba and directed by Takeshi Furusawa. Story for the film follows a female high school student (Wakana Aoi) from Tokyo who has to spend her summer in the country.
“Blue Summer” will be released August 1, 2018 in Japan.
Teaser trailer for movie “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” starring Ryuhei Matsuda and Yojiro Noda (‘Radwimps’). The film is based on autobiographical novel “Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” by Shoji Segawa and directed by Toshiaki Toyoda. Movie is based the life shogi play Shoji Segawa.
In addition, supporting cast members have been announced for the film. Now cast in supporting roles are Kento Nagayama, Shota Sometani, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Ryusuke Komakine, Hirofumi Arai, Taichi Saotome, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Takako Matsu, Issey Ogata, Kaoru Kobayashi, Jun Miho and Jun Kunimura.
“Nakimushi Shottan no Kiseki” will be released sometime this autumn in Japan.